Emily Cady wrote in Lessons of Truth, "God is not a being or person having life, intelligence, love, power. God is that invisible, intangible, but very real something we call life." In Unity, we believe that God is the Energy, the Divine Source, the Ground of Being from which all things are made. God is all there is.
So, when we pray, we pray affirmatively. Co-founder of Unity, Charles Fillmore said that affirmative prayer is "the most highly accelerated mind action" that we can undertake to commune with God and transform our lives. When we pray affirmatively, we use statements that help us to bring our thoughts and feelings into alignment with the Principle of Truth - the energy and vibration of God.
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Prayers and Spiritual Mind Treatment
I am PERFECT just the way I am!
As I relax into this wondrous moment, I know there is only One Divine Essence, One Pure Energy. I choose to call it God. It is Omniscience, Omnipresence, and Omnipotence. It is everywhere seen and unseen. It is being me right here and right now for there is no separation. I speak my word for [YOUR NAME HERE] for there is only One. I speak my word for peace and joy. I know that as pure Spirit I am whole healthy and complete in every way. As a spark of the Divine I am pure energy in motion. I am pure love. I am peace. I am at the center of all that is.
As I focus on this truth I know that as I allow this part of me to be my reality everything unlike it disappears easily effortlessly and with grace.
I allow the pure energy that is me to flow through every part of me healing and restoring all the shadows. The more I shine my light the better I feel. I feel a wondrous sense of relief as I release and let go of all that no longer serves mi. move through life with a deep sense of peace for I know that I am always looked after in perfect ways. I rejoice and give thanks for my life, for my family, for all that is good in me and all around me. Iam so thankful for my wonderful body. I feel a genuine sense of peace as I focus on all the good in my world. I know that I am never alone and I am so grateful, filled with hope and joy as I move forward with a sure sense of my divinity. I leave the how up to God and know that all my wishes, hopes, prayers and desires are always answered with ease joy and absolute grace this moment.
And so it is!
I Am There
By James Dillet Freeman
Do you need Me?
I am there.
You cannot see Me, yet I am the light you see by.
You cannot hear Me, yet I speak through your voice.
You cannot feel Me, yet I am the power at work in your hands.
I am at work, though you do not understand My ways.
I am at work, though you do not recognize My works.
I am not strange visions. I am not mysteries.
Only in absolute stillness, beyond self, can you know Me as I am, and then but as a feeling and a faith.
Yet I am there. Yet I hear. Yet I answer.
When you need Me, I am there.
Even if you deny Me, I am there.
Even when you feel most alone, I am there.
Even in your fears, I am there.
Even in your pain, I am there.
I am there when you pray and when you do not pray.
I am in you, and you are in Me.
Only in your mind can you feel separate from Me, for only in your mind are the mists of “yours” and “mine.”
Yet only with your mind can you know Me and experience Me.
Empty your heart of empty fears.
When you get yourself out of the way, I am there.
You can of yourself do nothing, but I can do all.
And I am in all.
Though you may not see the good, good is there, for I am there.
I am there because I have to be, because I am.
Only in Me does the world have meaning; only out of Me does the world take form; only because of Me does the world go forward.
I am the law on which the movement of the stars and the growth of living cells are founded.
I am the love that is the law's fulfilling. I am assurance. I am peace. I am oneness. I am the law that you can live by. I am the love that you can cling to. I am your assurance. I am your peace. I am one with you. I am.
Though you fail to find Me, I do not fail you.
Though your faith in Me is unsure, My faith in you never wavers, because I know you, because I love you.
Beloved, I am there.